Egypt Watch

A campaign to release Ziad al-Alimi on his birthday

A number of political activists started a campaign for the detained human rights lawyer Ziad al-Alimi on his birthday. They published photos of Ziad and demanded he be released. Ekram Youssef, Ziad’s mother, said that her son has celebrated his 40th birthday inside the prison without charge. Ekram said in a Facebook post that Ziad’s health is deteriorating and that he needs treatment as soon as possible. The prison has not provided treatment and refuses to transfer him to hospital.

Ziad is currently imprisoned on case No. 930 of 2019 and accused of forming a secret alliance and providing financial support to the Muslim Brotherhood. Also on the same case is Ramy Shaath, son of the former Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath.